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Orbital Successfully Launches Antares Test Rocket From Wallops, Virginia
2013-04-21 17:24:31

NASA’s commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corporation successfully test-launched its Antares rocket Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. EST after several days of scrubbed attempts.

Putin: First Manned Launch From New Russian Spaceport By End Of 2018
2013-04-14 08:38:43

The target date for the first manned spaceflight launch at Russia’s planned Vostochny Cosmodrome will be sometime in 2018, President Vladimir Putin told astronauts on board the International Space Station.

2013-04-10 10:19:25

NASA's commercial partner, Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., is scheduled to launch its first Antares rocket from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wednesday, April 17.

Recovery Continues For NASA's Wallops Flight Facility After Hurricane Sandy
2013-03-07 09:15:36

Hurricane Sandy came ashore in northern New Jersey Oct. 29, 2012, and as the powerful storm made its way along the East Coast it brought damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. The Wallops Shoreline Protection Project has been managing the restoration efforts and released before and after photos of the shoreline.

2013-02-20 12:06:11

University faculty and students interested in learning how to build scientific experiments for spaceflight are invited to join RockOn 2013 from June 15-20 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.